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Gigabyte Gives Out Free Tool to Check 6-Series SATA Issue

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  1. btarunr

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    Gigabyte released a free software utility that works on any motherboard (of any brand) that uses Intel's defect-prone 6-series chipsets (such as P67, H67), and checks if the installed hard drives are connected to defective SATA ports, or whether the board is prone to defects at all. According to Intel, it's not that every 6-series motherboard out there carries defective ports, and that whatever defects there may be, would only surface over time. Some users, however, are beginning to see signs of defects right away. The 6 Series SATA Check utility from Gigabyte is the company's contribution to resolving what is a chronic market-wide error affecting all motherboard vendors selling socket LGA1155 motherboards. You can grab the tool from here.

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    If it works on any motherboard of any brand, why does the program say, "For GIGABYTE motherboards only?"
     
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    Go ahead and use it. You should be able to, according to the source.
     
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    it works on any board, but it doesnt do anything except tell you when drives are connected to the faulty sandy bridge chipsets.
     
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    Silly Gigabyte.
     
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    This is more of the level of response I was looking for.
     
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    Most ppl who currently own GB 1155 boards built their own systems, and know where they plugged their drives to... oh well, you can always double check with this utility, but it really is not that useful if you think about who they created this program for.

    At least GB is actively directing some of their resources to somehow address this issue, there's not much they can really do until B3 stepping chipsets become available by the end of April.
     

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